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Bloat is a very serious Bloat is a very serious health risk for many dogs, yet many dog owners know very little about it.  Bloat is the second leading killer of dogs, after cancer.  It is frequently reported that deep-chested dogs, such as German Shepherds, Great... read more


This year I am receiving many telephone calls from members of the public complaining that when they collect their pets from kennels, that they look thin and have skin problems. Many have flea problems. I always recommend that you DONT BOOK UNTIL YOU LOOK. If a kennel... read more

ALL DOGS must be registered in Spain

ALL PET OWNERS MUST REGISTER IRRESPECTIVE OF SIZE OR BREED 1 In most regions in Spain the Ayuntomento require all dog owners to register their pet, ask for the application form it is free to register.Pet owners are obliged to keep pets in good hygienic sanitary... read more

Dangerous Dogs Info Spain in english The Law 50/1999 of 23 December on the legal status of ownership of potentially dangerous animals , addresses the regulatory rules regarding the ownership, training and handling of potentially... read more

First Aid for Dogs

First Aid for Dogs Although there are a lot of ways that you can help your injured or sick pet, it is important to remember that dogs are not humans. Many medicines that are safe for people can be very dangerous to our pets – a single ibuprofen tablet can easily... read more

Lost your dog? Try this

After 12 days of searching, he had lost hope. But then he learned about this awesome tip and how this has reunited many lost dogs with their families. “On day 12 of searching for my dog in a heavily wooded area, distraught and hopeless, I ran into a couple of... read more

Hot dogs in cars

HOT DOGS IN CARS DON’T COOK YOUR DOG Don’t leave your dog alone in a car.If you’re going out in the car, think very carefully about what you are going to do with your dog. You should never leave a dog alone in a car. It can get unbearably hot in a car on... read more

Is a Dog Human?

Trying to treat a dog like a human is called “Anthropomorphism” the dictionary states that this means “Attributing human characteristics to things that are not human” . Your pet is not a small hairy person, he is of another species known as a... read more


DOMINANCE IN DOGSWhat Happened to the termthe word alpha applied to wolves has had a long history. For many years books and articles about wolves have mentioned the alpha male and alpha female or the alpha pair. In much popular writing the term is still in use today.... read more

Dogs and Wolves

Dogs and Wolves – Different Socks in the Trousers of Evolution21st October 2009 Do you think dogs evolved from wolves? Do you think dogs behave like wolves?  Think again. In the trousers of evolution wolves took one leg and dogs took the other. Now, wolves are an... read more

Natural Food for Dogs and Cats

I have discovered that when it comes to feeding dogs that many owners are blinded by myths and misconceptions. Many owners insist that their dogs are practically human and so should get along fine on the same food that the rest of the family is eating. The irony here,... read more

Dog Tips

Dog Tips If your dog gets badly hurt and injured you should rub firmly the very tip of his tail (the bone part), the rubbing will release endorphins which act like a morphine injection and will give your dog some relief of pain until you can get him to the vets or... read more

David the Dogman retires due to ill health

David the Dogman retires due to ill health By admin • on November 20, 2008 • Filed under: Euesdens In The News COSTA DEL SOL dog legend, David the Dogman has retired after 50 years of pioneering work in the dog training industry. David, originally from Nottingham,... read more

He Won’t Come Back

One of the biggest complaints I get from owners is “As soon as I let my dog off his lead he won’t come back.” Then comes the angery shouting and many owner really give up, many are unable to understand why their dogs who followed them everywhere when... read more

Dogs on Heat

How Long Does Heat Last? If your dogs in heat, how long will it last? The heat period varies from 8 to 30 days with an average of about 20 days. Most female dogs will allow breeding around 10 to 16 days after start of the cycle.You should consider your pet to be... read more

I came to have a peep

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, “It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m... read more

Behaviour problem

Behaviour problems A behaviour problem is really any behaviour shown by a dog that people find a problem! People obviously vary in how much they tolerate different behaviours in their dogs, so what some people regard as a ‘problem’, others can be quite... read more

DUCKS Bread is bad for DUCKS

The most common items fed to ducks and waterfowl are also the least nutritious and most unhealthy: bread, crackers, popcorn and similar bread-type products and scraps. Bread has little nutritional value and can harm ducklings’ growth, pollute waterways and attract... read more

Diabetic Alert Dog

Train your Dogto be a Diabetic Alert DogWith Nina Bondarenko Normally, a person can feel the warning signals of LOW BLOOD SUGAR (sweating, shaking, nausea, and confusion); however, some are unable to feel these symptoms and are thus unaware that their blood sugar is... read more

Questions and Answers (2)

Question: My dog seems to be going deaf, he is 6 years old and just does not seem to hear. He certainly was not born deaf. Do dogs hearing get bad as they get older? Answer:I am afraid that most of our dogs hearing start to deteriorate from about 5 years of age. About... read more

What Is a Heat?

What Is a Heat? How To Know When Your Dogs In Heat Estrus (“heat”) is the mating period of female animals. When estrus occurs, animals are said to be “in heat” or “in season.” Dogs generally have their first estrous cycle at 6-12... read more

All Behaviour is inherited

  All Behaviour is inherited So much depends on how your dog gets on in life I thought it appropriate to write about Inherited Behaviour because all dogs will certainly have inherited behaviour. The behaviour of dogs like all animals gets inherited via genetic... read more


Socialization In 1985 (31 years ago) I was running a class of about 20 dogs all various breeds and sizes. There was a lady with a Rottweiler and another with a giant poodle they both wanted to fight. Those that are involved in the running of training classes or indeed... read more


NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HOSPICE Woodborough RoadNottinghamTHE HISTORY OF THE HOSPICEBY DAVID KLEINPIONEER AND FOUNDER I was the Founder and Pioneer of the Nottinghamshire Hospice. I was approached in 1977 by a Masonic Lodge of Freemasons in Nottingham predominately made up of... read more

Don’t dump your pet

Please don’t dump your pet Many people are leaving the coast due to the financial recession. More rent to pay, more for food and electricity. Everything has gone up including vet fees which now carry 18% IVA making that trip to the vet expensive. Most important what... read more

Grooming Your Pet

Start grooming as early as possible. Check and handle the ears, eyes, teeth, and nails. All dogs need grooming, some more than others. Generally, the longer the hair the more frequently the grooming will be required. It is important that you introduce the brush and... read more

Health Risks

Health RisksThe main health risk to humans from dog faeces is from roundworm and by far the best way to deal with this risk is prevention; removing the faeces safely before problems occur. The following explains in detail about how roundworm affects dogs and humans... read more

Dog Food

DOG FOODIMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT DOG FOODPeople across the globe are striving to improve their health – through exercise and proper nutrition. Every day we make informed decisions about the foods we eat. Companies have recognized this trend and have begun... read more

Animal Shelters and Rescue

The two studies, conducted by Colorado State veterinary epidemiologist Dr. M.D. Salman and sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, reveal that moving and other lifestyle issues were the main reasons given by pet owners when surrendering... read more


Dog Harnesses Harness the Full Potential of Canine Equipment A dog harness is piece of equipment for dogs, similar to harness tack for horses. There are various designs, depending on the type of use. Harnesses can be used on Seeing Eye dogs in assistance of a disabled... read more


GroomingGrooming issues can arise for several reasons. The dog may have had a bad experience at a grooming parlour, may have been roughly handled as a pup, may be body sensitive due to injury or disease or may simply be unaccustomed to being touched over every part of... read more


FLYING WITH PETS  With more and more people owning properties in Spain and spending a large part of their year here, pet travel has increased dramatically with owners preferring to bring their animals with them rather than leave them at home for any length of time.... read more

Fact or Fiction? by Barry Eaton

Barry Eaton has been known to me for many years and is an expert on dogs and all aspects of behaviour.  Barry is a specialist for deaf dogs. Barry kindly comes on my radio show regularly. Fact or Fiction? Is your dog the pack leader?By Barry Eaton If you have a dog,... read more

Biting Puppies

Biting PuppiesNo matter how cute your new puppy may be, if he or she is chewing and biting on you, your family members and guests the puppy probably doesnt seem quite as cute. In fact, if the pups chewing and biting habits are not controlled, the puppy might actually... read more

Shall I get a dog or a bitch?

Shall I get a dog or a bitch?     Whether to get a male or female dog is one of those questions that owners can agonize over. The situation can also be complicated by the number of dogs you own, as the wrong mix, or balance of sexes, can sometimes lead to a higher... read more


ASSISTANCE DOG ETIQUETTE The following information listed below are suggestions that Assistance Dogs For Living recommends when meeting or interacting with an Assistance Dog team in public. This same etiquette applies to Assistance Puppies in training. DO’S and... read more

Police Dogs

This liaison set in motion the first positive effort to convince the Home Office and Police Forces throughout the UK of the true worth of a well-trained dog. With Darbyshire’s enthusiasm and idea’s and Simpson leadership and influence, the Surrey police... read more

When to go to the vet

When to go to the vet Every year we take our dogs to the vet for an annual check-up. Most of the time, dogs come out of the exam with a clean bill of health, plus a couple of vaccinations. But for some dogs, this is the occasion when much-ignored health conditions are... read more

Stop the milk!

At one time fish was thought to be a major cause of skin disease in cats.Now we have all come to realize that the flea is the main culprit when it comes to skin irritation in cats and dogs. However not many pet owners are aware that out pets suffer food allergies... read more


Dog Tricks Teaching your dog tricks is every dog owner’s dream, but you must start with basic obedience. Your dog should know the basic commands (sit, down, heel, stand, and come) before you attempt any type of trick training. Once you have these mastered, you... read more

Worms & Symptoms

Worms & SymptomsAs a caring pet owner, you’ll know that worms come with the territory, so worming your pet is important. But why should you worm your pet regularly when they seem healthy? Well, even without showing obvious symptoms, a pet without an... read more

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs Many blind, deaf, or physically disabled people rely on dogs for assistance. These dogs provide the perfect combination of companionship, obedience, usefulness and affection. They provide practical aide and help maintain an individual’s... read more

Causes of destructive behaviour:

Causes of destructive behaviour:   Attention-seeking: Chews many different items.  Happy to see owner on return.  Doesn’t appear stressed.  The same behaviour can be observed when the owner is present.  If owners are asked  to totally ignore the dog, the dog... read more

When to start Puppy School

When to start Puppy School When to start puppy school is always a tough question new dog owners have to contemplate. One belief system has owners allowing their dog to do as he pleases until he’s 16 weeks of age. These owners believe the puppy should explore his... read more

A MUST READ Wendy Hillings Story

MY LIFE IN HIS PAWS My name is wendy hilling. I suffer with a very rare skin condition called dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa recessive. It means my skin inside and outside my body blisters and tears at the slightest knock. As my condition worsened I found it... read more

Group or Private Training

Group or Private TrainingOnce you have chosen your method of training, you then have to decide if you want to attend group classes or if you want to train your dog in private. I recommend group classes to enable your pet to socialize with other people and dogs. Group... read more


ALL DOGS CAN BITE Personally I believe that all dogs can bite  but they do not really want to! Here are 10 top tips to prevent a dog biting you, or anyone else for that matter! 1.Read the dog body signals Licking, yawning, shaking as if wet. A dog will do these things... read more

Separation Anxiety

    Separation Anxiety      Everyone needs a little time alone now and then unless of course you are a dog who suffers from separation anxiety. Dogs with separation anxiety exhibit behaviour problems when they’re left alone. Typically, they’ll have a... read more


If you can start the day without caffein If you can get going without pep pills, If you can always be cheerful, ignoring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy... read more

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